This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of challenging behaviour.
It begins by defining the term ‘challenging behaviour’, the functions of these behaviours and the reasons that individuals may display them. The course then explains the legal and government policy framework for dealing with challenging behaviours, in particular the use of restrictive interventions. After this the course describes the context within which challenging behaviours occur; including environmental factors, slow and fast triggers and the role of reinforcement. The use of proactive, active and reactive interventions are then explored, as is the importance of supporting an individual and others following any incidents. Finally you will be supported the analyse the antecedent, behaviour and consequences of the behaviour using the ABC model of working, and helped to understand the importance of reflection in improving the outcomes when working with challenging behaviours.
At the end of this course you will be able to:-
- Define what is meant by the term ‘challenging behaviour’ and the reasons individuals may display them
- Identify how legislation, frameworks and codes of practice relate to working with challenging behaviour
- Define the context in which challenging behaviours occur
- Explain the use of proactive and reactive strategies
- Identify the importance of supporting individuals and others after an incident of challenging behaviour
- Identify the importance of reviewing and revising approaches to promoting positive behaviour